A Genre Approach to Celebrity Politics

Global Patterns of Passage from Media to Politics

  • Nahuel Ribke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Celebrity Politics: a Theoretical and Historical Perspective

  3. Television Celebrities and Israeli Politics

  4. Making Music Matter: the Electoral Politics of Pop Celebrity in Latin America

  5. Cinema Celebrities in American Politics

  6. Celetoid Politics: Victims, Heroes, and Ordinary People as a Valuable Electoral Asset

  7. Conclusions: Celebrity Capital and the Transition to Politics

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-233

About this book


Exploring the transition of celebrities into institutional-electoral politics, the book argues that many insights developed by genre theorists could be highly instrumental to understand the celebrity politics phenomenon. It analyzes the historical and cultural specificity of celebrity politics as it evolved through different countries and cultures.


Celebrity Politics Music Genres Hollywood Stars Television Personalities Celetoid Politicians capital Institution Nation politics television

Authors and affiliations

  • Nahuel Ribke
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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